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The term “Social Determinants of Health” is used in many places in many ways. Our first Speaker Series event this fiscal year will help break through all the buzz. We’ve brought together three prominent and diverse speakers to help family physicians concretely understand what it really means to consider and act on the socio-economic condition of their patients – whether within their practice or within broader changes to the healthcare system to move towards a more comprehensive Primary Care Home.
Date: Thursday Feb 16, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver - Joyce Walley Room (main floor) - 1100 Chestnut St. Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free! Snacks & Refreshments will be provided
Dr. Vanessa Brcic
Dr. Vanessa Brcic is a Vancouver-based family physician and community-based researcher. Her research interests are in practice-based research, complex chronic conditions, primary care reform, poverty, and the social determinants of health. Clinically, she is interested in the interdisciplinary care of vulnerable patients and those with complex chronic conditions often neglected in the medical system. She is a District 3 Representative and a Vancouver Delegate on the Board of the Doctors of BC. She is also an Executive Board Member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, and the co-founder and Chair of Basics for Health Society, which consults with organizations to increase capacity to address social determinants of health in clinical settings.
Dr. David Tu
Dr. David Tu is a Canadian Family Physician and current Clinic Coordinator for the Vancouver Native Health Clinic. Dr. Tu is also a current recipient of the UBC Community-based Clinical Investigator Fellowship, Co-Program director for the UBC R3 Enhanced Skills Residency Program in International Health, Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Family Practice and Clinical Associate at St. Paul’s Hospital’s HIV ward. His research interests include HIV care in conflict affected regions and HIV care for urban Aboriginal People.
Elder Bruce Robinson
My name is Owii`lo`ly`eyum`gaudlth`ni`Ki`insque (Grizzly Bear with a Big Heart). I am of the Nisga’a people from the Wilp (house) of Nii’is’lis’eyan (our chief), Laxgiibuu(wolf) tribe, from the village of Gingolx (Kincolith) on the Nass River. I was raised in a traditional home and have been in the lower mainland since 1970 to attend school and work. I graduated high school in 1975/76 and worked in the fishing Industry for over 32 yrs. I am a member of the Elders Advisory Committee at the Vancouver Native Health Clinic. I’m also known as Elder Bruce Robinson.